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The Mike Blake Tip-Off Classic: Observations for youth basketball players and coaches
by Swish Appeal
posted January 16, 2014 at 10:33pm

A few lessons learned from a holiday basketball tournament. ALLENDALE, UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ - The communities in Northern New Jersey are just a few miles apart allowing for this tournament to run on schedule. The Mike Blake Tip-Off Classic is a week ...more

If co-ed youth sport is a Pandora’s Box, then Game On
by Fair Game News
posted January 15, 2014 at 9:39pm

    By Laura Pappano Much of the modern life has evolved — and at breakneck pace — but too many adults in positions of power continue to enforce a maddeningly old-fashioned mindset when it comes to young female athletes and co-e...more

Future MMA Star – Summer Bronco
by Wombat Sports
posted January 4, 2014 at 5:56pm

Wombat Sports is continuing its efforts to profile some of those fighters under the age of 18 that will be the future of combat sports; be it MMA, boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. If you have a fighter under 18 you want to be featu...more

Big 12 Women's Soccer Championship coming to Kansas City, kids camp held in conjunction
by anngaff
posted October 2, 2013 at 11:22am

via release  KANSAS CITY, MO (October 2, 2013) – For the first time, the Big 12 Women’s Soccer Championship is coming to Kansas City in November and will be held at the new Swope Soccer Village. The inaugural Big 12 Soccer Championship ...more

Not All Fun & Games: Changing the Youth Sports Environment
by One Sport Voice
posted September 13, 2013 at 6:46pm

All kids have the right to a positive youth sport experience. I was asked to write a blog about changing the youth sport environment based on the research and educational programs I do for coaches and youth sport parents. To read that blog titled &ldq...more

Calling all Athletes!
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 17, 2013 at 4:19pm

Elite athletes are constantly under a media microscope and are considered role models in the eyes of society regardless if it is something they desire. In a world where the tragic stories of Aaron Hernandez and Oscar Pistorious are what’s spread ov...more

Now introducing: MARISSA KASTANEK!
by Marissa Kastanek
posted July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Get to know Marissa Kastanek the new blogger for Women Talk Sports who is starting her professional basketball career on September 1, 2013....more

Infographic: The Positive Effects of Youth Sports
by Sports Girls Play
posted May 4, 2013 at 9:45pm

This was provide to me by Aries Apparel – for a larger version, visit http://www.ariesapparel.com/youthsports.asp ...more

Not Just for the Pros: Steroid Usage Among Girls
by SportyEsquire
posted March 24, 2013 at 9:05pm

By Cecelia T. Greaves...more

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
by stephaniemp
posted March 20, 2013 at 8:59pm

We can’t help but be inspired when we hear about youth who are using sports for good. This spring, let’s honor some young heroes who are changing the world. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is honoring several remarkable young student...more

NASCAR ~ Reitenour Named Rookie of the Year
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 20, 2013 at 8:04pm

Megan Reitenour earns a top ten  in the Outlaw Super Late Model  Series finishing  9th out of 55 competitors and secures Rookie of the Year Honors at M-40 Speedway  in Jones, MI. This being nothing extraordinary for Re...more

Creating Stability in T & F Contracts
by amyYB
posted November 6, 2012 at 5:08pm

CREATING STABILITY IN TRACK & FIELD CONTRACTS   My last journal detailed the various track & field contracts from gear to lucrative base salaries offered by shoe companies.  I want to explain the funding of track and field and give my ...more

That Which Was Lost
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted September 25, 2012 at 9:22am

Somewhere in Oxford, Great Britain, 2009, 5.25am. Two Varsity rowers sleep, the winter morning silent around them, the spires of their Oxford scraping the frosted sky. Three more months to the Boat Race.  192 sessions gone; 144 to go, until they l...more

Athletes and Back to School: 8 Things Parents and Coaches Can Do To Make It Easier
by Sports Girls Play
posted September 19, 2012 at 5:32pm

Note: I originally published this a few years ago but now that we are in the first month of school and sports, I needed to revisit it from the parent standpoint. My daughter is having a rough time adjusting to a drastically increased homework load now tha...more

Schools Association with Olympic medallists among its alumnae hosts national conference to encourage girls to excel in sport
by stephaniemp
posted September 13, 2012 at 9:21pm

Leicester (12 September 2012) — Fast in the wake of the country’s Olympic success, the Girls’ Schools Association (‘GSA’) is to stage a national sports event to encourage women in sport. Seven of the medals won by Team G...more

The Chick Flick- A record breaking Women's Disc Golf Event
by DiscGolf4Women
posted September 2, 2012 at 12:51pm

The 5th annual, Chick Flick, has yet again set a record in the number of women players by continuing to grow larger each year....more

Women's College World Series Softball
by Dirt-n-the skirt
posted June 5, 2012 at 4:13pm

The WCWS has two amazing programs fighting for the ultimate prize and pride for their respective colleges. Alabama Crimson Tide has never won the college world series but has had several appearances behind coach Pat Murphy. They are going against a tough ...more

ACLU Demands Schools "Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes"
by Title IX Blog
posted May 23, 2012 at 4:22pm

The ACLU has launched a program called "Teach Kids, Not Stereotypes" to end the practice of illegal sex-segregated classes across the country.  As part of this initiative, the ACLU sent "cease and desist" letters to school districts in Maine, West Vi...more

Sport parent wallet check: Is money driving kid’s play life?
by Fair Game News
posted May 23, 2012 at 1:52am

By Laura Pappano It’s often there in the background, points out journalist and author Mark Hyman: The financial cost of youth sports. It’s not just the equipment and the registration fees, the commemorative team photos, or recruiting videos, ...more

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